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May 22nd, 2009
09:59 AM ET

80 Million Strong

We’ve all heard about the soaring unemployment in America – it stands at almost 9%. Now imagine if it was twice that high. It almost is, among the nation’s youngest workers. A new group is hoping to change that, by pushing lawmakers to fund programs that will create jobs for young people. Tomorrow morning in the CNN Newsroom, our Josh Levs will introduce us to 80 Million Strong, and its 23-year-old co-chairman.

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  1. maggie

    I think it's about time something is done about the credit card co's .
    I was forced into bankruptcy 14 yrs ago. And just month ago I made a payment the pay did not go thru so they chg me late fee lowered my credit account and raised my rate from 9.95 which was bad enough but they raised it to 27.99%. I'm trying to buy a house but w/these credit co. That is not going to happen. It effect all accounts.
    Thank you Mr President.. They are THEIVES.

    May 22, 2009 at 10:47 am |
  2. Kathleen Scott

    Re: 13 yr old chemo patient:

    Having worked in the pediatric oncology field for 14 yrs, I have seen both sides of this. Conventional treatment for this boy's Hodgkin's will probably save his life, but he has had one round of chemo and has said he does not want any more. He is 13, and old enough to have input as to his treatment. If he and his parents refuse standard treatment and seek alternative medicine, that should be respected. The court should stay out of it. What are they going to do, order the oncology care providers restrain the boy and force chemo on him? THAT would be child abuse. Sadly, this boy will probably not survive his disease, but he and his family have the right to make their own decision, as long as they have been well informed and understand the consequences of their actions. Leave them alone.

    May 22, 2009 at 11:53 am |
  3. Juanita Williams

    If this child dies because of his mother's choice, wouldn't that be another form of euthanasia? It's not her life, and she shouldn't be allowed the decision to end it.

    May 22, 2009 at 11:56 am |
  4. John Wynne

    Increases in the unemployment rate are highly and significantly associated (correlated) with increases in Suicide rates. This is a long established, reviewed and statistically proven social fact. If we accept increases in unemployment we are asking for the social consequences.of our acceptance. We cannot accept unemployment as an unavoidable outcome of inputs. Work means being busy and making a living at it. Everybody get to work.

    May 22, 2009 at 1:45 pm |
  5. Kelli Fisk

    These young kids have been taught that that they are above certain jobs and until we change our children's mentality that it is honorable to hold almost any job as long as you are supporting yourself and your family, we will continue to have a problem with unemployment. As far as the credit goes, there are ways to walk away from school with no debt, but these kids want to party and not work for anything thanks to my fellow parents lack of parenting. I could go on and on, but they will never get it. It's terrifying to think that the movie Idiocracy isactually coming true.

    May 23, 2009 at 8:33 am |
  6. omolara ogunmuyiwa

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    Kindly foward this to the 80million Strong.and other youth seeking summer job. (paid summer job)

    May 23, 2009 at 10:03 am |

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